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An Analysis of the Substitution Effect and of Revenue Effect in the Case of the Consumer’s Theory Provided with a CES Utility Function


  • Catalin Angelo Ioan

    () (Danubius University of Galati, Romania)

  • Gina Ioan

    () (Danubius University of Galati, Romania)


In the consumer’s theory, a crucial problem is to determine the substitution effect and the revenue effect in the case of one good price’s modifing. There exists two theories due to John Richard Hicks and Eugen Slutsky which allocates differents shares of the total change of the consumption to these effects. The paper makes an analysis between the two effects, considering the general case of a CES utility function and introduces three indicators which will characterize these shares.

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  • Catalin Angelo Ioan & Gina Ioan, 2012. "An Analysis of the Substitution Effect and of Revenue Effect in the Case of the Consumer’s Theory Provided with a CES Utility Function," Acta Universitatis Danubius. OEconomica, Danubius University of Galati, issue 1(1), pages 164-175, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:dug:actaec:y:2012:i:1:p:164-175

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    1. S K Mishra, 2010. "A Brief History of Production Functions," The IUP Journal of Managerial Economics, IUP Publications, vol. 0(4), pages 6-34, November.
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    CES; substitution; revenue; utility;


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